Premier League - Kompany injured in training, doubtful for Liverpool game

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is doubtful for the crucial Premier League clash against Liverpool after limping out of training on Saturday.

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The defender landed heavily after challenging for a header with Micah Richards, and was helped off the pitch.

Kompany has been a key figure for City this season, marshalling a sometimes shaky defensive unit.

If Kompany misses out, Martin Demichelis would partner either Joleon Lescott or Javi Garcia, with Matija Nastasic also out injured.

Kompany's absence would be a huge blow for manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose team go up against the Premier League's leading strike duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Demichelis has struggled this season, with his lack of pace routinely exposed by opposition forwards.

A Liverpool win would leave City seven points behind the Premier League leaders with two games in hand, and no longer in control of their own destiny in the title race.

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